Manufacturers Believe That Now Is the Time to Enact Immigration Reforms That Balance Compassion and Security to Create a Stronger Country and a Stronger Economy

Manufacturers' Priorities

  1. 1
    Fund border security through personnel, infrastructure, technology and enforcement via consistent appropriations that can address the needs and challenges of the southern border.
  2. 2
    Increase employment-based immigration as a percentage of overall new legal permanent residents in the U.S.
  3. 3
    Reform nonimmigrant visas and temporary worker programs to reflect employer needs, including a fund to support domestic STEM education programs to reduce the need for these types of visas in the future.
  4. 4
    Provide a permanent and compassionate solution for populations facing uncertainty, including Dreamers, who were brought here as children and know no other home, and individuals with Temporary Protected Status.
  5. 5
    Fix the problem of the unauthorized population with a realistic and compassionate solution that leads to a firm reset so that these challenges are not repeated year after year.
  6. 6
    Reform asylum and refugee programs for a more orderly and humane system.